Tuesday, October 27, 2015

1st NFL game

Holy cow I am exhausted from this weekend but I had SO much fun!!! I will be going bed to early again tonight for sure since last nights was not enough to catch me up!
 
Friday and Saturday we did our norm, chill, gym, grocery shop and hang with the fam on JI.
 
Sunday morning we had our new dryer delivered then mom and Shannon picked us up to head to Charlotte, NC to attend our first NFL game. It was really cool that we all got to experience our first game together especially Dave who is a HUGE Eagles fan.
 
We got to Charlotte around 2:45, we found our parking spot so we knew where to go later, went to the hotel then went to Old Navy, Marshalls and Ulta for a little shopping.
 
We wanted to get to the stadium when it opened so we could walk around and get to see everything we could!

When we were walking towards the stadium we were hearing tons of sirens and when we got close we realized it was a motorcade for the Eagles busses arriving at the stadium, I won't lie this was pretty cool to see.
 


 We took some pictures of us all outside the stadium before going in. The stadium was so nice and HUGE I had no idea it was this darn big.


We didn't get any autographs or pictures with the players but we were allowed to go by the tunnel where they come out of while they were warming up so we still got to see them up close which was still pretty neat. I am glad we got to go down there and see the field etc up close because our seats were not so close.


 According to mom an NFL hall of famer took this picture, I had no clue but she said he had one of the rings on. Regardless of not knowing who it was that is still pretty neat to think about.


 
One of the players Dave was stoked to see, not sure of his name!

 



I got this shirt on Thursday and the guy put my name and a #1 on the back in glittery letters, Yep I love it!



 We grabbed some pizza and beverages then headed up to find our seats. I didn't think the heights would bother me but it took me a good 30 minutes to get used to it and not feel anxious about being so high up. Then it was game time!

 This is a panoramic view from our seats, HUGE stadium!!





 I love these 3!! I am so glad we all got to go and have so much fun together!


Unfortunately the Eagles didn't win but the Panthers are undefeated this season so it wasn't a HUGE shock to us we did of course HOPE they would win though since we were there!
 
We all had So much fun, I wouldn't mind going to another one  but it will be awhile! I don't think the Eagles will come back to Charlotte until 2017. The game ended around 11:30, we got to the car around 12 then the hotel close to 1. Have I ever mentioned I go to bed around um 9:30-10, well it wasn't as hard to stay awake like I thought it would be but I definitely was tired by the time we got back to the hotel. Unfortunately I didn't sleep very well so I looked tired all Monday even had blood shot eyes. BUT no time for that because we had some shopping to do first stop was Old Navy (because IKEA wasn't open yet) then IKEA! I love this store!!! I have only ever been on weekends before and let me just say shopping there on a weekday morning was PERFECT, the store had shoppers but nothing compared to a weekend.
 I was trying out one of the couches and holy comfortable batman OR I was that tired anything would be comfortable but I definitely could have slept here. Mom and Shannon ended up trying it out too so Dave snapped a picture! I really like this picture!
 We shopped for a good 2 hours then headed back to Charleston.

Dave convinced me to buy a new coffee table, end table and a dresser so he ended up spending most of the night building furniture after he picked up Teddy from the Newmans. Apparently Teddy was a good boy and had a lot of fun! He was either super tired or we were really boring to him when he got home because he just slept the entire time.
 
We watched The Walking Dead before bed and if you are a walking dead fan, I truly don't think he is dead just sayin!! I wasn't as shocked by the episode but I don't think it was as dramatic as people were making it out to be. I am curious to see next weeks episode but they will probably keep us guessing for a little bit to see IF he truly died. haha only walking dead fans will know what the heck I am talking about!
 
Sara

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Family Halloween Party

Sunday afternoon at 2pm my Aunt Theresa and Uncle David threw a Halloween Party for all the kids in the family and a few of their friends. This party was a HIT and they really did such a great job. I enjoyed this party more than the adult Halloween party we have had the last 10 plus years. It was just more FUN!
 One excited kid on the way to the party!
 Some of the goodies they had out!

The kids absolutely loved all the d├ęcor they had out which was mostly pirate themed. If I had known it was a pirate theme I would have worn my costume but I would have been much more cold.
 Lola was a nerd, Logan was Bumblebee, Alayna was a mermaid, Isabelle was Anna, Oliver was a lion, Adriana was a lamb and Jesse boy was a dinosaur which I completely forgot the name of, Ashley don't tell him haha






 2 boys and their swords
 
 Mommy and daddy :) and Shannon and Adriana

 Best friends!! I was so glad we were able to invite our friends, we all had a lot of fun!
 Walking the plank


 A super cute lion

How cute is my grammy??
 So Dave has had this joke for a while about proposing to me with a ring pop and they had them at the party so we faked a proposal and Shannon posted it on FB. a couple of my girlfriends actually thought it was real at first HAHA silly girls!



 This is probably by far my favorite picture from the party!
 
 Being silly, which we are great at!


 
The pirate made the sailor walk the plank!



 
 Mummy wrapping time with toilet paper!

 


 A few kiddos were missing but this is most of the crew from the party! I promise Alayna had shoes she just chose not to wear them.
 Love my cousin Kimmy Marie!

Even after all the games were said and done the kids ran around the backyard and played for awhile!
 We got to eat the yummy cake and they had rootbeer floats, did I mention they went ALL out for this party!! Seriously, they always go above and beyond especially when it comes to the kids.

2 pretty girls drinking their floats
 I would say this is definitely the end result of having lots and lots of fun. I think this was about 10 minutes after we left to go home! They got to take home goodie bags, 2 swords, treasure, balloons and a pizza! Thankful for such a great family who threw such a great party!!
 
Sara